Most vehicles which are not compliant will have to pay £12.50 for entering the area each day, in addition to the congestion charge.
Vehicles can be checked using TfL’s online checker but broadly speaking, those which are non-compliant are:
- motorbikes that do not meet Euro 3 standards (pre-2007 vehicles)
- petrol cars and vans that do not meet Euro 4 standards (vehicles pre-2006)
- diesel cars and vans that do not meet Euro 6 standards (vehicles pre-2015)
- Buses, coaches and lorries will need to meet or exceed the Euro 6 standards or pay £100 a day
Anybody who does not pay the charge will face a fine of £160, although a first offence may result in only a warning letter.
The ULEZ is set to be expanded to cover the entire area between the North and South Circular roads in 2021.
TfL estimates the initial scheme will lead to a reduction in toxic emissions from road transport by about 45% in two years.
Figures from City Hall show that more than 60% of all vehicles driving through charging zone in March were already compliant with the new restrictions.
Nearly 27,000 non-compliant vehicles have been taken off of the roads in the last two months, resulting in the total number of cars entering central London drop by 11%.